Fun and Easy Halloween Door Wreath #Craft #DIY

 

I have a cute new sister-in-law, and she is having so much fun being a newlywed.  She is experiencing cooking, cleaning and decorating a house for the first time and is loving it.  Oh, how I would love to be 20 and a newlywed again! 🙂  Anyways, the other night she mentioned that she wanted to make a wreath so she could hang something on their door.  So we pulled up our pinterest apps and started searching for fall wreaths.  We found a really cute one from craftaholics anonymous and I just had to make one too!

Here is a list of the supplies you will need to make this wreath

  • 1.25 yards of black burlap cut into 1″x16″ strips {i used a rotary cutter but you can cut with scissors too if you want to.  She had a bunch of tips on using burlap that you can check out here.}
  • 14″ foam wreath ring
  • black paint {i used spray paint for the wreath and craft paint for the wood letters}
  • Wood letters {i spelled out BOO but I thought Eek would have been cute too}
  •  Halloween Scrapbook Paper
  •  Mod Podge, rotary cutter and mat or scissors, sponge paint brush, hot glue gun

Here are the step by step directions of how I made it

First off, I took my wreath outside and spray painted it

Then while that dried I traced my letters on scrapbook paper and cut them out

Next I painted the edges of my letters black.  Inside and out.

Now it was time to mod podge.  So I put a thin layer on the letter and then I applied my paper.  Once the paper was in position I did another light layer of the top.

Once the paper was in position I did another light layer of mod podge on the top.

Now it was time to cut the burlap 1″ by 16″

And then I tied them on in a double knot

And it finish it off just hot glue your letters on!

 

As I look back at this there sure seems to be a lot of steps but it really was easy to make.  And it went pretty fast.  But as I did it I found out some great tips that I would share with you that will make it easier for you.

  • Don’t stress about cutting your strips super straight.  They still look great once their all tied on.
  • Don’t tie your burlap too tight because they tear very easily.
  • When you trace your letter onto the scrapbook paper put your paper with the back side up and then trace your letter backwards also.  (My sister-in-law had to trace her “B” 3 times before she got it right! )
  • When I mod podged my paper to my wood letters it kind of went bubbly but after it dried overnight it looked great and smooth again.
  •  I didn’t do it with this wreath but I read somewhere that you could cut your wreath in half and then it will lay flat against your door and then you could technically make two wreaths out of one!

I hope everyone is enjoying the Halloween season!

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Comments

  1. What an easy tutorial, thank you!

  2. Very cute! I would really like to start making wreathes for my door for the holidays. Thanks for the step-by-step photos and inspiration!

  3. What a cute idea!

  4. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing the instructions (and all those great photos!)

  5. Wow! It’s so cute. I love it. What a fun Halloween themed craft!

  6. What a fun and festive way to get ready for the holiday! Thanks for sharing!

  7. That is so cute and looks like something even I could do! I just might give it a try (as you can guess I’m not crafty at all but your tutorial made it sound do-able).

  8. ohmygoodness…super cute!
    xoxo

  9. Homemade decorations are the best!

  10. Very cute! Love the letters!

  11. This is totally cute! Totally adding this to my pinterest!

  12. This wreath is adorable! What a super cute idea!

  13. PS- I think this would be pretty if you use black tulle as well!

  14. I love how simple this is! I think it would be really cute with orange and black burlap. This is a great tutorial, thanks for sharing it!

  15. this looks really easy and fun!

  16. shelly peterson says:

    This is super cute and doesn’t look too difficult to make, which is good for me. This is perfect for Halloween time coming up.